News tagged with sierra nevada

Squelching Sierra fires left forest ready to burn

Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration burning the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts ...

Aug 28, 2013
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Ski Runs Are Not Created Equal

(PhysOrg.com) -- Building a new ski run by bulldozing a mountainside rather than only cutting its shrubs and trees is far more damaging ecologically, yet might offer only a week's earlier start to the downhill season, says ...

Dec 21, 2009
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Space Image: Flight test

In this image from November 2010, the U.S. Air Force's ACAT F-16D flew through Sierra Nevada canyons and past peaks during ground collision avoidance test flights.

Jun 20, 2011
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